In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Poe the narrator feels the need to justify his reasoning for being bothered by the old man’s eye. He knows this is wrong, but in his mind if he justifies it and actually makes sense then it is okay. “Whenever it fell upon on me, my blood ran cold, and so by degrees, very gradually, I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and this rid myself of the eye forever.” Poe. This sounds very devious and selfish right? The man knows this and feels bad for not liking the man’s eye, but believes his reason makes it okay.
Montresor accomplishes the revenge because he has a strong violent vengefulness to Fortunato, is a very careful and intelligent person, and feels pleasure to kill people. Montresor has a strong violent vengefulness. When he vowed revenge, he tells the reader, “You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that gave utterance to a threat”. There are many ways to revenge on Fortunato but his word expresses that his desire to give him not only mental but also physical distress. From this world,
George’s decision to kill Lennie was ultimately for his benefit. “The hand shook violently, but his (George) face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger” (Steinbeck 106). The quote which states how Lennie dies also shows that George was nervous and hesitant in killing Lennie. Scarseth explains in the article, “Friendship.
There were many reasons for the tragedy in the shakespearean play Othello. But the biggest reason was the brilliant, cunning, sneaky, manipulative mastermind Iago. Because he had all of these qualities and his relentlessness to fulfill his goal to destroy othello he is the only person at fault. Iago is the only person at fault for what had happened to othello, desdemona, emilia, and roderigo (also cassio but he ended up getting a better life after all of this was done). The reason iago did what he did was because othello promised him a job as lieutenant in the venetian army and then went back on his promise to hire Cassio as lieutenant who not only was not a soldier he also was not from venice he was from florence and that made iago mad, and
If there was no consequences he would assassinate Duncan with no worries but committing treason worries him. In Holinshed's works, the guilty conscience is also a message through King Kenneth after he butchered his nephew. King Kenneth conscience tormented him about how the eternal God will forever know and will punish him and he believes he deserves
way. I am in blood Stepp 'd in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o 'er. (I,viii), Macbeth suggests that once a man commits a murderous act for his own gain, it 's impossible to stop. Turning back would be "tiresome." This undermines ambition as well as greed, By this point, Macbeth is willing to anything in order to help himself and it 's becomes easier for him to commit evil deeds.
Beatty is puzzled and troubled by the fact that he can not make sense of the literature, and for this reason he wants to die. By killing him, Montag frees Beatty from the shackles of knowledge and allows him to move on into an ignorant and peaceful state of mind. Montag may have only burned Beatty because he was an obstacle, but the repercussions of this event makes it a renewing use of fire. Beatty is released from his life filled with burden, which is what makes this positive. Not only is Beatty’s death an example of this side of fire’s duality, but Montag and the rest of the firemen watching the woman set her house and self on fire is also an example of renewal.
The prince of Cumberland! That is a step On which I must fall down, or else o 'erleap, For in my way it lies. (1.4.50-53) ...The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see. (1.4.55-56) Here we do understand that he doesn 't want to commit the murder, but he is still going to do that thing he is horrified to do because his ambition is stronger than his conscience . All hail ... thane of Glamis!
Oedipus gets angry because Tiresias wIll not reveal the murderer of Laius. It is very clever to use this scene to show Oedipus’s temper because this side of him has not been shown. If they did not show this scene the audience/reader may not believe Oedipus is capable of the murders at the crossroads. It’s like Tiresias makes Oedipus angry on purpose so the audience/reader figures out the truth without him actually saying it. W. J. Verdenius quotes, “Tiresias is at once a traditionalist and an exceedingly clever man.” Tiresias’ ironic behavior and attitude towards revealing prophecy makes him symbolic to the
He is described as being ‘Valour’s minion’ a personification of bravery itself, which was a commendable trait, indicating the masculinity expected of men at the time. Although it can be said that Macbeth already had a predisposition for violence, this violence was used in order to aid his country, without an ulterior, self-serving motive. Macbeth only contemplates regicide after the false predictions of the witches and the encouragement of Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth uses the mockery and degradation of Macbeth’s masculinity in order to persuade him to commit these butcherous actions. When Macbeth shows reluctance to commit, Lady Macbeth claims ‘When you durst do it, then you were a man.’ The questioning of Macbeth’s masculinity would have been considered a great insult at the time.